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Colorado Weather: Snow, Cold Move In On Tuesday

DENVER (CBS4)- A First Alert Weather Day for Denver and Colorado's entire Front Range was declared on Tuesday, but is now expired. CBS4 will launch a First Alert Weather Day when we have a noticeable change in the weather on the way.

FAWD Details
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There is a Winter Weather Advisory through 5 p.m. Tuesday for the Denver and Boulder areas. The advisory that was in effect for the Fort Collins and Loveland area expired at 11 a.m.

Winter Weather Advisory
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Most neighborhoods are getting a total of 3 to 6 inches of snow with most of the snow accumulating before 1 p.m.

UPDATE: See The Snow Totals On Colorado's Front Range From Tuesday's Storm

Then snow will end or gradually decrease in the early afternoon with a better evening commute expected compared to the slow going in the morning.

The higher foothills of Jefferson, Boulder, and Larimer Counties (generally above 7,000 feet) had the potential to get up to 8 inches of snow.

Farther east, most areas will also get 2-5 inches of snow across the Eastern Plains where of course the moisture is very welcomed. There is a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sangre De Cristo and Wet mountains for up to 8 inches of snow.

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Before the snow started to fall early Tuesday morning, Denver was slightly above normal with snowfall in January but still about 15 inches below normal with snowfall for the season. So the snow is very beneficial.

Snow This Season
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Road conditions on Tuesday morning were slick in many areas. CBS4 captured images of a small group of people pushing a car on the side of Interstate 70 that got stuck in heavy snow in Jefferson County.

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